Annual Dinner & Trophy Presentation
Our season ending Dinner & Trophy Presentation was held on Saturday April 28th at the Workers and everyone had a great night. In all about 90 people attend the night, more than double what we had last year and just shows that the STEBA is getting back to where it was years ago. The meal was great and our appreciation goes to Marc Bingham and his staff for this, also to Sammy Thurgood for all the work he put into making this a great night on behalf of the Hobart Workers Club and to our Treasurer Les Allie for all his hard work on the night. This year we have seen the STEBA move forward as an association with two very competitive rosters with Div 1 closer than it has been in many years, our Div 2 roster had nine teams in it allowing us to split it in two at the end of the year to have a Div 2 & Div 3 finals series, giving all teams in this roster the chance to play in a finals series. A special thanks to all our sponsors all of which you will find on this website without their support it would be a lot harder running our association. We would also like to congratulate all the new teams that joined the STEBA this year, you have really helped in lifting the association and hope you enjoyed your first season. Finally to all our members thanks for supporting the STEBA you really have made this year a great season. Photo's from the night will be uploaded as soon as I get them, hope you enjoyed the year - keep an eye here for news of the Winter Super 555's roster.
2012 STEBA Grand Finals
The culmination to a great season saw the STEBA Grand Finals played on a Saturday night at the Hobart Workers Club for the first time, the change saw a great atmosphere and some great 8 ball played. In Div 1 the favorites the HWC Niners defeated the Marquis Devils to claim back to back premierships and their 3rd in four (4) years. The Devils proved early on that they were going to be hard to beat by leading through the early stages of the final and toward the end of the third set the score was 11-8 and they were in a great position to go 13-8 up but faltered and the Niners got it back to 12-12 and then finished it of in the last seat. The Gary Self MVP was won by young cueist Alex Pace who had an outstanding final and also potted the winning black. In Div 2 The minor premiers the Claremont RSL Tigers were pushed all the way by the AIC Zebra's with the match being drawn at the end of the regular 24 frames. The 5 match playoff saw the Tigers run out deserving Premiers winning the play-off 3-1. In Div 3 the Valern Vipers defeated the HWC Maroons to win their first premiership.
HWC Niners def Marquis Devils 17-13
Gary Self MVP - Alex Pace
Claremont RSL Tigers def AIC Zebra's (13-13) 16-14
Gary Self MVP - Paul Vaughan
Valern Vipers def HWC Maroons 13-10
Gary Self MVP - Robert (Dickie) Mayne
Both preliminary finals continued the form guide of all the finals so far. In A Division the game between the New Norfolk RSL Cannons and the Marquis Devils saw the Devils come from behind to get a draw with the Cannons at the end of 32 frames and to send the match into a seven (7) frame play-off, which saw the Devils come out on top of the NN RSL Cannons 4 - 2 and set up a rematch of the 2nd Semi Final against the HWC Niners. The HWC Niners will go into the game as deserved favorites but the Devils proved they are more than capable of pushing them all the way and a great Grand Final is in the making. In B Division the AIC Zebra's caused the upset of the finals by defeating the hot favorites the Claremont RSL Devils 13-10 and set up a clash with the other Claremont RSL team the Tigers, both the A & B Division Grand Finals will be played downstairs at the Workers which will give the night great atmosphere. In C Division the Valern Vipers will be playing the HWC Maroons.
The second week of the finals has lived up to all expectations with both games in A Division going down to the wire. In the 2nd Semi, the favorites the HWC Niners were pushed all the way by the Marquis Devils with it coming down to the last game of the night which Chris Snare won to give the Niners a hard fought 17-15 win. In the 1st Semi, the New Norfolk RSL Cannons were in front for most of the night but the Waggon & Horses hung in there and in the last match of the regular game Mel Appleby got up to give the Waggon a draw and to send the match into a seven frame playoff. The RSL won this 4 - 2 and the on night 20-18 to set up a rematch with the Devils. In B Division the clash of the two Claremont RSL teams the Tigers & Devils saw the Tigers come out on top and move straight into the Grand Final where they will play the winner of the Devils & the AIC Zebra's next Tuesday night. The Zebra's defeated the ever improving Kenny's Cougars, but not before the ladies gave them a real scare in the early stages of the match. The C Division saw the HWC Maroons beat the Moonah Bar Hero's to progress to the Grand Final against the Valern Vipers.
The first week of the finals have concluded with strong wins in A division to the Marquis Devils over the New Norfolk RSL Cannons 17-12, with the Waggon & Horses winning by the same margin in eliminating the HWC Gold. In B Division the Claremont RSL Devils defeated the reigning Premiers the AIC Zebra's, they will now clash with the other RSL team the Tigers at the Claremont RSL next Tuesday night. The all ladies team Kenny's Cougars continued there good late season form to defeat the experienced HWC Nomads 13-10 the set up a 1st Semi Final clash with the AIC Zebra's.
STEBA Ladies Singles Championship
2012 Champion - Mel Appleby
Finals Series About To Commence
After what has been a great season the finals series is about to commence, with the A Division roster coming down to the last week to decide all ladder positions. This has been the closest season for a very long time, with up to five (5) different scenario's capable of happening depending on the results of the last roster match. The HWC Niners finished the roster by grabbing the minor premiership from the Marquis Devils in the last game of the roster, after a shaky start to the year the Niners just kept on getting better every week showing why they were the premiership favorites before the season began. The HWC Gold scrapped into the finals by one (1) frame from the unlucky Ferntree Bennies and will play the dangerous Waggon & Horses in the Elimination Final. The New Norfolk RSL Cannons drew with the Ferntree Falcons this result cost them 2nd spot and a home Qualifying Final against the Marquis Devils. Lets hope we get a great finals series.
STEBA Division 2 Singles Championship
2012 Champion - Steven Royle
Eightball Tasmania - State Teams Event
Hobart Workers Club - March 17th & 18th
This year the states premier 8 ball teams competition - "The State Teams Event" was held at the Hobart Workers Club, with the team from the North West Coast
"The Burnie Combers"
a very worthy winner, defeating the Eastern Suburbs Rugby Club Breakers 13-10 in the final. The "Combers" team was Captained by Rodney Kaine and included two of the states best junior players in Cale Barrett & Steven Kaine and had established players Tim Wright, Gerrard Wicks & Mick Robson.
Chris Forsyth Fundraising Calcutta
The fundraising calcutta for Chris was a great event with an absolutely awesome final. Hopefully this eveny can become a regular fixture in some form or another.
Anthony Adams defeating Cale Barrett 11-10.
STEBA Dinner & Trophy Presentation
Hobart Workers Club - Sat April 28th - 7.30pm
$25.00 per Head
STEBA Ladies Singles Championship
Sat March 31st starting at 10.30am
Entries Close - Thursday 29th March
STEBA Open Singles Championship
2012 Champion - Chris Forsyth
STEBA Division 2 Singles Championship
The Final Group
March 27th Hobart Workers Club - 7.00pm
Otto Giusti - Steve Royle - Nick Evans - Phillip Seymour
Andrew Jenkins - Russ McGifford - Rocky Schiro - Jason Featherstone
STEBA vs NTEBA - David Smart Memorial Game
Saturday 4th February 2012
2012 Australian Senior & Junior Team
Marcus Jackson, Cale Barrett & Stephen Kaine
Congratulations to Marcus Jackson on his inclusion in the Senior Australian team and to Cale Barrett & Stephen Kaine from this years Tasmanian Junior Team who have made the Australian Junior team to compete at this years World Championships in June. This year Tasmania has six (6) representatives in the various Australian teams which is a great effort. Marcus, Cale & Stephen will join Chris Forsyth, Fiona Plummer & Anthony Adams this year. These results are a great indication of all the hard work that Cyril Triffitt has put into our Junior players around the entire state over numerous years. We are now consistently producing some of the best juniors in the country, as well as winning numerous Australian Junior Teams titles & Under Age champions who go on to represent Australia at all levels of 8 Ball.